a/lone comes full circle

Monday, 8 April 2024

On Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 April, former Bellarine Secondary College student and founder of the contemporary dance company Collision Dance, Stacey Carmichael, has a full circle moment when she returns to the Potato Shed with a/lone.

Direct from the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacey has written this dynamic original production, incorporating physical theatre, contemporary dance and verbatim theatre.

Inspired by the profound experience of disconnection shared by so many in our community, a/lone delves into the depths of loneliness, to uncover the transformative power of embracing solitude.

Expect a compelling exploration of the human condition, interwoven with both humour and pathos.

In the experience of profound disconnection, when there are no more floors to crash through, the only way out is in.

The performance is accompanied by an evocative live original score by Kirstin Honey and features performances by Xavier McGettigan, Stacey Carmichael and Emily Jacker-Lawrence.

Mayor Trent Sullivan

It was wonderful to see the Potato Shed hosting productions from homegrown talent.

The Potato Shed has a long tradition of nurturing young talent, and a/lone is a prime example.

We recognise the value and the importance of performing arts and supporting our creative community at every stage of their journey.

a/lone is directed by Janine McKenzie.

“They forge a profound connection with the audience that touches the core of one’s being.”– Lucas Loppolo, Independent Reviewer

“a/lone is realised with warmth and generosity, as it considers whether a greater engagement with the self might be a worthwhile and effective means of combatting loneliness, asking: if you are attending to and investing in your own company, are you ever really alone?” – Josephine Balfour-Oatts, The Scotsman

Book now at www.potatoshed.com.au, call 5251 1998 or visit the Box Office 10am-4pm Monday-to-Friday.

a/one is supported by a 2023 Geelong Arts Centre Ignition | Creative Engine Grant

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